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Perfect Baked Potato

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars
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"This baked potato has a crisp, golden skin, and is light and fluffy on the inside. Great comfort food!"
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Ingredients

1 h 31 m servings 419
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Scrub the potato, and pierce the skin several times with a knife or fork. Rub the skin with olive oil, then with salt.
  2. Place the potato in the preheated oven, and bake for 90 minutes, or until slightly soft and golden brown. Slice the potato down the center, and serve with butter and black pepper. Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese over the top, if desired.

Footnotes

  • Variation
  • For a treat, try slicing the very top of the potato off rather than slicing it in two, forming a 'lid'. Scoop out the fluffy contents of the potato, keeping the skin intact. Mix the potato in a bowl with butter, grated cheese and black pepper, then spoon the mixture back into the skin. Replace the lid and serve.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 419 calories; 24.5 38.3 13.1 58 1448 Full nutrition

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These potatoes were yummy! Here's what I did... I scrubbed three potatoes, poked holes, and microwaved them for 5 minutes to get them started and to save time in the oven. I put the olive oil...

Most helpful critical review

45 minutes at 400 degrees F. 60 minutes at 350 degrees F. 90 minutes at 325 degrees F.

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These potatoes were yummy! Here's what I did... I scrubbed three potatoes, poked holes, and microwaved them for 5 minutes to get them started and to save time in the oven. I put the olive oil...

I think the oven temperature needs to be a little higher or the potatoes should be much smaller. I used what I considered to be a medium potato but it was still a little firmer than I would hav...

Love baking potatoes this way. I usually have large potatoes so I have to bake them a long time. I usually have the oven on 350 or 400 degrees depending on how much time I have for them to bake....

I make baked potatoes like this all the time. They're a huge hit. I'd go for closer to 375 Farenheit, for about an hour, for a large baking potato, and I second the use of kosher salt. Also, ...

45 minutes at 400 degrees F. 60 minutes at 350 degrees F. 90 minutes at 325 degrees F.

For those who don't want to use the oven, these bake in the microwave beautifully. After scrubbing the skin clean, I pierce the potatoe, generously rub olive oil or canolla oil and sprinkle kos...

Simply delicious!! Poking holes in the potatoes, adding the olive oil over the skin, and sprinkling some kosher salt on top is definitely the way I'm going to make all our baked potatoes from n...

I usually microwave my potatoes just to save time, but in truth, these are so much better. I did cheat because I used huge potatoes and microwaved for about 10 minutes then cooked in the oven. ...

Great recipe for classic comfort food! I haven't done this in years, as I'm so used to doing them on the grill, or cheating and doing them in the microwave! But, my husband really wanted that "o...